Calendar

BRIDGTON

Thur., Aug. 16 — Blood Drive sponsored by Bridgton Lakes Region Rotary Club, 1 – 6 p.m., Masonic Oriental Lodge, Harrison Rd. (Rte. 117). Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org for appointment.

Thur., Aug. 16 — Good Shepherd Food Mobile, 2 – 3:30 p.m., old Bridgton Memorial School, Depot Street. Sponsored by Bridgton Food Pantry. All welcome, bring boxes to carry food.

Thur., Aug. 16 — LRSAC board meeting, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Bridgton Police Department

Sat., Aug. 18 — Used book sale in the Book Shed behind the Bridgton Public Library, 10 a.m. – noon (weather permitting).

Sat., Aug. 18 — Bookmaking, ages 5 – 18, 10 a.m. – noon, Bridgton Public Library. FMI 647-2472.

Sat., Aug. 18 — Essential Oils program, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Bridgton Public Library. FMI 647-2472.

Sun., Aug. 19 — Loon Echo Land Trust annual meeting, 3 p.m. onward, Narramissic farm, 46 Narramissic Rd., off Ingalls Rd., off Rte. 107, South Bridgton. $35 per person for all events and dinner. RSVP by Thur., Aug. 16, Kelli Shedd membership@lelt.org or 647-4352. Register online at www.lelt.org

Mon., Aug. 20 — Lakeside Garden Club meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. Speaker: Corinne Martin. All welcome.

Tue., Aug. 21 — Meet your district forester, 5 p.m., Maine Lake Science Center, Willett Road. FMI and to register contact alanna@leamaine.org

Wed., Aug. 22 — LEA Annual Meeting, Fernwood Cove, 5 – 7 p.m. FMI www.mainelakes.org

Thur., Aug. 23 — Bridgton Lyme Support meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center. FMI bridgtonmelyme@gmail.com

Fri., Aug. 24 — LRSAC Treatment/Recovery committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., 8 Iredale St., small conference room.

Tue., Aug. 28 — Invasive Plant Paddle at Highland Lake, 9 a.m. – noon, no cost. FMI Mary at 647-5253 or register at lakestewardsofmaine.org

Tue., Aug. 28 — Food pantry, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. High St. FMI 647-2334 or 743-2606.

CASCO

Wed., Aug. 22 — Let’s Talk About It book discussion, 2 p.m., Casco Public Library, 5 Leach Hill Rd. Prof. Libby Bischof leads discussion on Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age by Davis Richards. FMI 627-4541.

DENMARK

Fri., Aug. 17 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, introductory hike, Peary Mountain (984 ft.), Brownfield. Meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI 756-2247.

Fri., Aug. 24 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, arduous hike, Rim Junction via Wild River and Black Angel Trails, Evans Notch, N.H. (1,302 ft.). Meet 7:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI 756-2247.

Fri., Aug. 24 — Denmark Mountain Hikers, easy hike, Wild River Loop (350 ft.), Evans Notch, N.H. Meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI 756-2247.

HARRISON

Sat., Aug. 18 — Bible study, 11 a.m., Caswell Conservancy, Main Street. Topic: How Soon Will Jesus Return? FMI 890-5750.

Sun., Aug. 19 — Car wash, 9 – 11 a.m., Town Office parking lot. Sponsored by Harrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Donation for car wash accepted. Proceeds benefit Anthony C. Hazelton Scholarship Fund.

Thur., Aug. 23 — Girl Scouts Daisy & Friends event, 3 p.m., Village Library, 4 Front St. FMI 583-2970.

Sat., Aug. 25 — VFW Post #9328 Auxiliary pie sale, Village Library parking lot, 4 Front St., 8 a.m. until pies sell out.

LOVELL

Fri., Aug. 17 — GLLT talk The Gentle Hawk, 1 p.m., presented by Bonny Boatman, Charlotte Hobbs library. FMI 925-1056.

Wed., Aug. 22 — GLLT talk Fungi and Maine Forests, 7 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Library. Micologist Jimmie Veitch of White Mountain Mushrooms speaker. FMI 925-1056.

Thur., Aug. 23Mushrooms of Lovell walk, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Preregistration required, see article for details. FMI 925-1056.

Thur., Aug. 23Mushrooms of Lovell walk, 1 – 3 p.m. Preregistration required, see article for details. FMI 925-1056.

Wed., Aug. 29A Conflict of Scales, managing Northeastern forests and insect pests facing climate change, GLLT program, 7 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Library. FMI 925-1056.

OTISFIELD

Fri., Aug. 17 — Community contra dance, 6 – 8 p.m., Otisfield Community Hall, 292 State Route 121. Live caller, music by The 75 Scotty’s and Friends. No experience necessary. Admission by donation. FMI 627-4458.

RAYMOND

Sat., Aug. 18 — Prompt! Writing Workshop with Diana Altman, 2 – 4 p.m., Nathanial Hawthorne House, Hawthorne Rd. No registration necessary, suggested donation $7 per person.

SEBAGO

Sat., Aug. 18 — Author Paul St. Cyr talks about researching and writing his novels about a Confederate soldier, 7 p.m., Spaulding Memorial Library. FMI 787-2321.

Sat., Aug. 25 — Sebago Center Community Church BBQ/picnic and yard/craft sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 403 Bridgton Rd. (Rte. 107), Sebago Center. Free yard/craft spaces. Sponsored by Church Outreach Committee. FMI 787-3732.

AREA EVENTS

Sat., Aug. 18 — Contra dance, 7 – 9 p.m., First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St., Norway. Music by Better Late Than Never Band, caller Shari Shakti. All levels welcome with or without partner. $8 per person, $20 max per family. FMI 381-7730.

Thur., Aug. 23 — Tech for Seniors (age 50+), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library reference room, Main Street in Norway. Topic: Tech Terminology and RealPad basics. RealPads provided. FMI and to sign up call 743-5309, ext. 1. Limit eight people per class.

Sat., Aug. 25 — Blood Drive, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Legion Post #151, 6 Church St., West Paris. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org for appointment.

Mon., Aug. 27 — Blood Drive, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., North Windham Union Church, 7723 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Windham. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org for appointment

ONGOING WEEKLY

DAILY

Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

Alcoholics Anonymous, noon - 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D

MONDAYS

Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Harrison Congregational Church

Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 - 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402.

Tai Chi in the Park, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Denmark Bicentennial Park, Rte. 160 next to Moose Pond dam. FMI 452-2239.

Sebago Food Pantry, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI 787-2177.

Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ.

Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round.

Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

Celebrate Recovery, Christ-based 12-step recovery program, 6 - 8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI 647-5439.

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

TUESDAYS

Taoist Tai Chi continuing class, 9 – 11 a.m., Harrison Congregational Church, Harrison

Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 - 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton.

Tai Chi Maine, 9:15 a.m. White Swan advanced practice class, Town Hall, Bridgton.

Tai Chi Maine, 10 a.m., set practice, Town Hall, Bridgton.

Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Bridgton Community Center.

Tunes for Tots, 10 - 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library.

Naples Food Pantry, 10 - 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI 595-2754.

Technology Help, 10:30 - noon, Bridgton Public Library

Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St., FMI 647-4476.

Community Lunch, noon, Sebago Nazarene Church, $3.50 suggested donation

Bridge, 12:15 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

Cards/Board games, noon - 2:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room.

Adult Knitting, 1 - 3 p.m., Bridgton Public Library.

LEGO Club, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Bridgton Public Library.

Yarn Junkies, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Casco Public Library.

Ping Pong, 5 – 8 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free.

Harrison Food Bank, 6 - 7:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Rd. FMI 890-9742.

Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

WEDNESDAYS

Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 - 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402.

Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 9 – 10:30 a.m., 41 Depot St., Bridgton

Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Denmark Public Library, Rte. 117.

Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ.

Kids’ Knitting, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Public Library

Sweden Food Pantry, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sweden Community Church. Rte. 93. First and third Wednesday of the month only.

Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center.

Ping Pong, 1 - 3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room.

Harrison Historical Society Museum and Farmhouse, Haskell Hill Rd., open 1 – 4 p.m. FMI 583-2213.

Mah Jongg, 1 - 4 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

Conversational Spanish, 4 - 4:45 p.m., Bridgton Public Library.

Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI 583-2241.

Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 - 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

Otisfield Sewing & Craft Group, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (every Wed, except 3rd Wed. of mo.), Community Hall.

THURSDAYS

Rotary Club Meeting, 7:15 a.m. Bridgton Community Center.

AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Denmark Arts Center

Tai Chi Maine, 10 a.m., set practice, Town Hall, Bridgton.

Gathering Place for Seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. FMI 925-1321.

The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy.

Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center.

Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI 627-4187.

Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center.

FRIDAYS

Coffee Call, 8 - 11 a.m., Caswell Conservancy Center, 42 Main St., Harrison.

Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 - 10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. FMI 647-2402.

Taoist Tai Chi beginner class, 10 – 11:30 a.m., 41 Depot St., Bridgton

Preschool Storytime, 10 - 11 a.m., Bridgton Public Library.

Harrison Farmers Market, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., located at the turnout on Rte. 117, just before the bridge.

Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School.

Pickup Volleyball, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Casco Community Center gym, 940 Meadow Rd., Free, all levels welcome. Bring sneakers, water, knee pads. Call 627-4187 FMI and to reserve a spot.

SATURDAYS

Bridgton Farmers Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Depot St. (behind Renys).

Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. – noon. Free clothing, footwear, and bedding for Maine citizens. Warming hut next to Church of Nazarene, Rte. 114. FMI 787-2177.

Taoist Tai Chi continuing class, 9 – 11 a.m., 41 Depot St., Bridgton

Lovell Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. - noon, Lovell United Church of Christ.

Pickleball,  9 - 11 a.m., Harrison Elementary School, Naples Road.

Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. - noon, Warming Hut, Rte. 114, next to Nazarene Church. FMI 787-2177.

Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell.

AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 - 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St.

AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 - 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

SUNDAYS

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church